The Jessie Ball duPont Fund

The Jessie Ball duPont Fund is a national foundation based in Jacksonville that serves approximately 330 organizations, selected based on Mrs. DuPont’s will. Today, the foundation focuses on building the capacity of eligible organizations, expanding access and creating opportunity, and strengthening the nonprofit sector. The foundation, founded in 1977, now holds more than $281 million in assets, and, in 2010, it granted more than $12.5 million. Awarding over $200 million in grants since its founding, the foundation has contributed to a variety of place-based investments, including supporting LISC Jacksonville, by partnering with The Community Foundation, and investing an additional $750,000 in its comprehensive neighborhood revitalization initiative in Duval County. In 2011, the foundation also made a $2 million program-related investment to the Florida Community Loan Fund to increase the inventory of affordable rental housing and grow the capacity of organizations that provide affordable rental housing locally.

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